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Linnaeus Registered Veterinary Nurse - Oncology in Higham Gobion, United Kingdom

Job Title: Registered Veterinary Nurse - Oncology

Salary: From £29,000

Location: Davies Veterinary Specialists

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week, 1:4 weekends, share of minimal on-call duties.

About us

Ready to make a difference? Here’s where to do it: At Davies, one of the largest and most diverse small animal veterinary referral centres in Europe. What we are: passionate, dedicated and totally committed to delivering truly outstanding care. What you are: driven, determined and someone who loves hands-on nursing.

Outstanding care needs outstanding carers. Join us and you join a strong nursing team in a supportive environment. You’ll have the opportunity to nurse at the highest level, developing your skills and working on an interesting and varied caseload with a team of veterinary specialists who are second to none. Every day is different from the last, with unique challenges offering a constant opportunity to learn and progress.

Your role and responsibilities

We are seeking a RVN with a passion for Oncology to join our team on a fixed-term basis. With growth, there is potential for this to lead to a permanent role.

You'll work closely with our team of Oncology Clinicians, Interns, RVNs and PCAs. Duties will include:

  • Formulation, preparation and administration of chemotherapy drugs on veterinary prescription (including IV catheter placement where relevant) and distribution to external practices as appropriate.

  • Administration of sedation and monitoring of sedated oncology patients whilst they are in the chemotherapy administration rooms.

  • Collection of blood and urine samples from oncology patients if required.

  • Communication with owners and/or referring veterinary surgeons of oncology patients as needed.

  • Liaison on the nursing care of chemotherapy in-patients in conjunction with patient care and diagnostic nurses.

  • Chemotherapy drug and equipment ordering.

  • Maintenance and cleaning of negative pressure isolator hood

  • Maintaining stock and cleanliness of chemotherapy preparation and administration rooms.

  • Maintenance of accurate record of chemotherapy administered and relevant health and safety data.

  • Chemotherapy safety training of other staff.

Although previous referral experience would be an advantage, it is not a requirement to apply. You will receive a comprehensive induction period of shadowing and support, to ensure you thrive in your new role!


  • Competitive salary

  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your birthday

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • Enhanced sickness policy

  • RCVS & VDS fees paid

  • Life Assurance policy

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • CPD allowance

  • Extensive learning and development programmes

  • Progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Discounts with PetPlan

  • Access to discounted pet support

  • Local Incentive, freebies & reward

  • Wellness package, including;

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Health Assured, 24-7 People support platform

  • Gym membership discount

  • Cycle2Work scheme

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Flu vaccine voucher

  • Recruitment reward scheme.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

We would love to hear from you, please contact Becca at ( if you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further.